Thai Food Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words covered on the page about Thai Food in our Vocabulary section.

1. What is the famous papaya salad from Thailand's north-eastern region called?

som tam
papaya yum-yum
chilli fruit salad
a) som tam b) papaya yum-yum c) chilli fruit salad

2. Which is often added to Thai dishes to make them taste saltier?

tomato sauce
chilli sauce
fish sauce
a) tomato sauce b) chilli sauce c) fish sauce

3. What is Thailand's popular hot and sour shrimp soup called?

khao soi
tom kha gai
tom yum kung
a) khao soi b) tom kha gai c) tom yum kung

4. Which kind of rice is usually eaten with the fingers?

fried rice
sticky rice
jasmine rice
a) fried rice b) sticky rice c) jasmine rice

5. Which ingredient gives Thai dishes like Massaman curry their smooth, creamy texture?

chilli powder
full-cream milk
coconut milk
a) chilli powder b) full-cream milk c) coconut milk

6. Khao pat (Thai fried rice) and pad thai (stir-fried noodles) are examples of Thailand's famous _______ food.

a) fast b) street c) take-away

7. The four condiments found in Thai food stalls are dried chilli, fish sauce, vinegar (or fresh lime) and

peanut oil
black pepper
a) sugar b) peanut oil c) black pepper

8. Which tropical fruit has very sharp spikes on the outside and delicious creamy flesh on the inside?

custard apple
a) custard apple b) pineapple c) durian

9. Which Thai street dessert is cooked on a hot plate and topped with sweetened condensed milk?

Thai pancakes
sweet roti
milk crepes
a) Thai pancakes b) sweet roti c) milk crepes

10. Many Thai restaurants have yellow, red and _______ Thai curries listed on their menu.

a) green b) brown c) blue

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.